29 Free Spook-tacular Blocks

1 Sep

Fellow Quilters,29-Halloween-blocks

Today’s post is short but oh so sweet… this is the day that the September edition of Quilt Block Mania pops into quilters’ Inboxes around the quilting universe.  The theme for this month is Halloween, celebrating the month of October, ‘cause we want to give you the whole month of September to get your free Halloween-themed blocks made up.  There are 29 generous designers participating in this round, and each one has created a unique 12” finished block in the theme colors of orange, black and a touch of green.  You can download the free patterns at each designer’s blog or website.

“Which Hat?” at Pretty Piney
Black Cat at Inquiring Quilter
Ring of Pumpkins at Always Expect Moore
Haunted House at Powered by Quilting
Three Treats at Sew Brainy
Bat at Slice of Pi Quilts
Day of the Dead Skull at Duck Creek Mountain Quilting
Gypsy Wagon Fortune Teller at Orange Blossom Quilt
Monster at Seams to be Sew
Patchwork Pumpkin at Quilted Diary
Stacked Pumpkins at Perkins Dry Goods
Spooky Star at Block of the Mo .com
Leaf Ghost at Off the Wall Quilt
Leaf and Vine at Quilt Moments
Frankenstein at Around the Bobbin
Bat by Heidi Pridemore
Candy Corn by Quilt Fabrication
Dark night by Cotton Street Commons
Pumpkin by Sew on the Go
Pumpkin and Bat by ScrapDash
Pumpkin Chain by Stash Bandit
Happy Jack-o-lantern by Patti’s Patchwork
Foundation Pieced Creepy Eyes by Amarar Creacions
Spooky Trees by Aunt Em’s Quilts
Upside Down Witch by Appliques Quilts and More
Scaredy Kitty by Tacy Gray
Sun-Boo-Net Sue by Blue Bear Quilts
Spider by Oh Kay Quilting
Candy, Pumpkins, and Witch Hat by Utah Quilt Appraiser

 

Do you like to carve pumpkins into jack-o-lanterns for Halloween?  Do you look for the tallest pumpkin, or one of the mis-shapen flatter ones?  I like all pumpkins, so my Happy Jacks block features both tall and short jack-o-lanterns boasting toothy grins.

Happy Jacks 12

Happy Jacks 12″ block by Patti Carey

After all, I don’t want them to be too scary!  The pumpkins are easy to make, with simple sew-and-flip corner squares to make the triangles.  The faces are “quick-fuse” appliqued in place.  There is a partial seam in the block, and I will be doing a Facebook Live post at 4pm on Thursday September 3 as part of the Designer Tips & Techniques 3-day event September 1-3 from noon until 8pm EST where I’ll be demonstrating how I make partial seams “impartial” – please pop on over to see it live or watch the rerun anytime after 5pm.  It’s one of my best tips so it’s worth watching, if I do say so myself.

There are some small pieces in my block so it’s ideally suited for a small project such as a 4-block table runner

Four blocks makes a nice seasonal 14

Four blocks makes a nice seasonal 14″ x 54″ runner

or perhaps an 8-block door quilt.

Eight blocks makes a 28

Eight blocks make a 28″ x 54″ door quilt

When my kids were young we had Halloween door quilts to decorate their bedroom doors.  Fun!  You can download the pattern for the block here.

Pumpkins aren’t just for making jack-o-lanterns.  They’re also great for pumpkin loaf.  Yum!

Pumpkin Loaf

Combine….
1 cup brown sugar
2 eggs
½ cup vegetable oil
1 cup pureed pumpkin

Add…
1½ cups flour
1 tsp each backing powder, baking soda and cinnamon
½ tsp nutmeg
¼ tsp each salt and allspice
½ cup each raisins and chopped walnuts

Pour into a greased 9×5 loaf pan.  Bake at 350° for 50-60 minutes or until tester come out clean.  Cool for 15 minutes before removing from pan.

Enjoy the September edition of Quilt Block Mania and we’ll see you next week for more exciting things that are happening this month!

Cheers,

Patti

7 Responses to “29 Free Spook-tacular Blocks”

  1. Connie September 1, 2020 at 9:01 am #

    Love the door quilt! Fabulous!

  2. Lori Smanski September 1, 2020 at 12:06 pm #

    these are so cute. thank you. and thank you for the recipe

  3. Patti September 1, 2020 at 12:58 pm #

    Thanks for the NOT scary jack o’lantern pattern! I am looking forward to seeing what the other designers have brewing.

  4. Sarah Murray September 1, 2020 at 3:04 pm #

    Very cuteblock, thank you.

  5. Susan Nixon September 5, 2020 at 5:06 pm #

    Thanks for these adorable punkins! Thanks, also, for making it easy to get them. I always appreciate that about you. These are going to make the cutest decorations of all sizes!

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